Pacific Northwest University (PNWU-COM)

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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine / 111 University Parkway, Suite 202 / Yakima, WA 98901

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
148
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2005
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.43
Median MCAT
502
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Recommended
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$85
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

1. Write a one page, total, essay describing personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school that focuses on addressing rural and/or medically underserved populations and diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care. (1 page limit)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Write a one page, total, essay describing personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school that focuses on addressing rural and/or medically underserved populations and diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care. (1 page limit)

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

1. Describe personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school that focuses on addressing rural and/or medically underserved populations and diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care. (1 page essay)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Write a one page, total, essay addressing the following question: Describe personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school whose mission focuses on rural and/or medically underserved populations.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Describe personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school whose mission focuses on rural and/or medically underserved populations.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Describe personal experiences that have shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school whose mission focuses on rural and/or medically underserved populations. (Write one page)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Write a one page, total, essay addressing the following question: Describe specific experiences you have had with rural and/or underserved populations and how those experiences shaped your desire to attend an osteopathic medical school

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Describe rural and underserved health care and what do you see as your role in serving these populations?

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. What inspired you to apply specifically to PNWU? (1 page)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. What inspired you to apply specifically to PNWU? (1 page)

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